So far this year in Year 6/7 we have been studying positive and negative whole numbers – including factors, multiples and prime numbers. Next we are starting to look at numbers between zero and one or how we express the numbers in between whole numbers. We will be doing a short diagnostic test from the University of Melbourne “Teaching and Learning about Decimals” that compares the size of two different decimal numbers. The site above has many different activities using fractions, decimals and percentages.
In Science we have started with the Safety Rules and Equipment in the laboratory. We have performed some simple experiments, including measuring the rate of heating and cooling water. Now we are studying the states of matter – solids, liquids and gases – and the particle model. We have created our own mini-water cycle and created posters to show evaporation, condensation, precipitation, erosion, transpiration and aquifers.